Hello
Guest

Sponsored Links


Topic: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers  (Read 249 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • *
  • Posts: 18

  • Liked: 1
  • Joined: Jul 2018
  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« on: August 15, 2022, 01:00:59 PM »
Hello

I am finally getting around to applying for UK Citizenship and have just a few quick questions.

1.  My Issue date on my BRP is 19 January 2019 - so I am ok to apply as it has been over three years?

2. For payslips - how are back do they need to go January 2019 or August 2019 since I am applying at the end of the month.

3. Do I need a letter from my employers.

I am a bit confused as the guidance says one thing but my application is saying I only need my recent tax year account statement and corresponding HMRC tax return for proof of my self employment.  This part is super easy as I have these two items.

Thank you in advance... :D
Spouse Visa - 19 July 2013
Came Home - 18 Sept 2013
FLR - 12 April 2016
ILR -  January 2019
Citizenship - applying soon


  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 26498

  • Liked: 3493
  • Joined: Jan 2007
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2022, 01:22:15 PM »
Hello

I am finally getting around to applying for UK Citizenship and have just a few quick questions.

1.  My Issue date on my BRP is 19 January 2019 - so I am ok to apply as it has been over three years?

Do you hold ILR?

Edited as I've just read your earlier posts and your signature, and I believe you do hold ILR, so if you saw what I posted already, ignore that. I'll make a new post under this one.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2022, 01:32:10 PM by ksand24 »


  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 26498

  • Liked: 3493
  • Joined: Jan 2007
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2022, 01:31:41 PM »
Hello

I am finally getting around to applying for UK Citizenship and have just a few quick questions.

1.  My Issue date on my BRP is 19 January 2019 - so I am ok to apply as it has been over three years?

Assuming this is a BRP for ILR, you have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship since January 19th 2019, so you did not have to wait to apply at all.

If you had applied in 2019, you would have just needed to show that you were physically in the UK exactly 3 years prior to your citizenship application date (using your passport), and that you had not been outside the UK for more than 270 days between 2016 and 2019, with no more than 90 days in the final year before applying (i.e. 2018-2019) (by listing the dates you were outside the UK in those 3 years).

Quote
2. For payslips - how are back do they need to go January 2019 or August 2019 since I am applying at the end of the month.

You don't need to provide any payslips at all.

- If you are employed and pay tax using PAYE, they will just check your tax code to make sure you have been paying taxes via PAYE.

- If you are self-employed, you need to provide your tax returns to show you have been paying your taxes, as they can't check it via PAYE.

Quote
3. Do I need a letter from my employers.

No, employer letters are not needed.

Usually the only documents you need for UK citizenship are:

- current passport
- BRP card
- UK spouse's passport
- marriage certificate
- Life in the UK test certificate (or reference number, depending on when you took the test, and which you have)
- 2 references
- If self-employed, your tax return(s) as requested on the form


  • *
  • Posts: 18

  • Liked: 1
  • Joined: Jul 2018
  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 02:52:44 PM »
Thank you for replying... :D

Yep...I have my ILR...I have been putting off doing my Citizenship application because I thought I would have more paperwork to submit...these looks too easy peasy... :D

I may have to send in my P60 from last year as it is not showing on my government gateway so may not show up on PAYE... ???
Spouse Visa - 19 July 2013
Came Home - 18 Sept 2013
FLR - 12 April 2016
ILR -  January 2019
Citizenship - applying soon


  • *
  • Posts: 1057

  • Liked: 104
  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Location: Wirral
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2022, 08:18:28 AM »
It's so much easier it's almost unbelievable
Feb 2014 - Married
29/04/2014 - Spouse Application Approved
02/05/2014 - Visa Received
09/01/2017 - FLR(M) Granted
22/07/2019 - ILR Granted
05/05/2022 - Citizenship


  • *
  • Posts: 6457

  • Liked: 1834
  • Joined: Sep 2015
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2022, 07:53:09 PM »
It's so much easier it's almost unbelievable
  Except for that crazy thing of listing all the times you've come in and out of the country for the last 10 years or whatever it is.


  • *
  • Posts: 17124

  • Liked: 5848
  • Joined: Sep 2010
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2022, 08:42:58 PM »
  Except for that crazy thing of listing all the times you've come in and out of the country for the last 10 years or whatever it is.

And the parking tickets!  ;D


  • *
  • Posts: 18

  • Liked: 1
  • Joined: Jul 2018
  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2022, 10:27:45 AM »
Lucky no parking tickets... ;D

But just two quick questions...

1. I have only listed my holibobs since 2019 when I received my ILR- do I need to go back to 2013 as this was a question when I applied for ILR.

2. I have just had a look for places to go for my biometrics.  The closest is 30 miles away because the Post Office no longer does it.  I have read the following:

You may also not need to attend if you’re applying for nationality, for example citizenship, or for indefinite leave to remain as a parent or partner of someone settled in the UK.

You must also:

currently be in the UK
have previously given UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) your fingerprints
If you do not need an appointment, you’ll get an email explaining how to submit a photo and your documents. If you cannot send the information, you’ll be able to book an appointment.


I am hoping this is the case for me as I have been fingerprinted twice and when I fly back into the country they always check... ::)
Spouse Visa - 19 July 2013
Came Home - 18 Sept 2013
FLR - 12 April 2016
ILR -  January 2019
Citizenship - applying soon


  • *
  • Posts: 18062

  • Liked: 4826
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Location: Wokingham
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2022, 11:15:56 AM »
Yeah, you have to go back in time as UKVI is separate from naturalisation.

And biometrics are done for EVERY application.  But you get to keep your passport and can still travel while waiting!


  • *
  • Posts: 18

  • Liked: 1
  • Joined: Jul 2018
  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Re: Citizenship - 3 years and letters from employers
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2022, 01:56:42 PM »
Darn...was hoping not to have to do a 60 mile round trip... ::)
Spouse Visa - 19 July 2013
Came Home - 18 Sept 2013
FLR - 12 April 2016
ILR -  January 2019
Citizenship - applying soon


Sponsored Links





 

coloured_drab